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24-Hour Migraine Quality of Life Questionnaire (24-Hr-MQoLQ)
Availability
Please email  the authors for information about obtaining the instrument:  nancy_santanello@merck.com  or  dawn_moyer@merck.com
 
Please also see this website for more information: 24-Hour Migraine Quality of Life Questionnaire.
 
Classification
Supplemental: Headache
Short Description of Instrument
The 24-Hour Migraine Quality of Life Questionnaire (24-Hr-MQoLQ) is a 15- item, self-administered questionnaire aimed at assessing the quality of life of migraine sufferers within a 24-hour period after having taken migraine medication, and within the first 24 hours of a migraine attack. The items cover five domains: work, social, energy and vitality, feeling and concerns, and symptoms. This questionnaire is designed to assess the health of specific populations at a point in time.
Scoring
The 24-Hr-MQoLQ was developed and validated with adult migraineurs aged 18 and older. This instrument has also been translated into several languages. The questionnaire was specifically developed and validated to cover the entire 24- Hour period after a migraineur first takes migraine therapy for an acute migraine attack; previously this period lacked a condition-specific quality of life questionnaire. If the time frame is modified in anyway, the questionnaire is no longer valid and its measurement characteristics are not known.
 
The 24-Hr-MQoLQ has not been specifically tested in patients with lower literacy skills. However, the questionnaire, instructions, and response options were tested and found to have the following reading levels: 61.7 for Flesch Reading Ease and 5.8 years for the Flesch-Kincad Grade Level. Therefore, the questionnaire may be appropriate for use in lower literacy populations.
References
Hartmaier SL, Santanello NC, Epstein RS, Silberstein SD. Development of a brief 24-hour migraine-specific quality of life questionnaire. Headache. 1995;35(6):320–329.
 
Santanello NC, Hartmaier SL, Epstein RS, Silberstein SD. Validation of a new quality of life questionnaire for acute migraine headache. Headache. 1995;35(6):330–337.
 
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